|Today's Lunch & Learn features Sarah talking with Curt Weinhold, northern tier photographer extraordinaire. You know I nab Curt's photos all the time for Pictures of the Week and/or mastheads and he teaches a fairly regular class "up there" on night photography. We are lucky to have him today at noon for some pointers.
On Tuesday, the 19th we are looking forward to inviting our board members to spend a few minutes each with you. We will ask your indulgence and patience as we work to shuffle them in and out of our "studio space" following the morning's board meeting.
Thank you to the Friends of White Clay Creek who shared this wonderful musical chorus of "spring and summer in 22 seconds," a Northwoods Frog Call Phenology from Cable Natural History Museum in Cable, Wisconsin. Wisconsin may seem far away but you know many of these species and this is an aural treat!
And while we are saluting Friends for sharing great information, here's a shout-out to the Friends of Nockamixon for sharing this infographic from the Virginia Wildlife Center on balloon releases. Just don't do it.
Many of you are looking forward to more and more park and forests facilities in yellow counties opening for "business," including campgrounds and, yes, especially restrooms. The interactive map that DCNR has put on the website is a wonderful resource for knowing what is open and available in your particular destination. "Know Before You Go."
We do know that many people are frustrated and disappointed at having lost confirmed reservations in campground/cabins and not being able to re-reserve them as things open up. It's a REALLY tough to craft a work around; when you think of the sheer number of reservations that have had to cancel and the finite number of spaces and dates that are open to replace them, the only "fair" solution is to open the reservations system and let people make their best selections. It is hardly fair if you are among the folks who had a slot and now are left out in the cold, obviously, and all we can is thank you for your patience and tolerance on behalf of the parks staff.
Something that generally makes people calm and happy is time spent in a boat, so National Safe Boating Week is particularly welcome this year. Have fun. Be safe.